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Author Topic: Framing specs for a Premier "Blackfoots Magic Gourd"  (Read 3144 times)
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« on: February 23, 2013, 02:14 PM »

Somehow, from somewhere, a new sail for this kite appeared in a box 'o' slk's I recently purchased. No framing was included and I've had no response from Premier in my inquiry about framing specs. Anyone have one of these or it's sister kite the "Sun/Sea/Sky" that I could get the specs from?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 02:38 PM »

Nothing fancy...you could make a frame out of any two matching rods....
.2400 protruded rods would work just fine.....1/4" wood dowels would work as well.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 04:53 PM »

I forgot to mention that the tail is also missing and I'm guessing that this form of kite needs a substantial tail for stability. Maybe a 75' Gomberg streamer? Not as heavy as the original 22" x 58' appliqued tail, will it provide enough resistance?
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 05:25 AM »

Yes..a big flat skin like that needs a tail....you have many options that you can look at....fuzzy tails...tube tails....banner tails.....you can have a lot of fun with it...treat it like a work in progress and try different frames and tails to see what works best for you.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 12:57 PM »

as rob says any tail will work i have a few johns kites edo style seems loop  fussy tails work best
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 02:34 PM »

looped fuzzy tails looks great in my opinion too!
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 07:57 AM »

In terms of sewing your own, making a tail up to approximate the original would be a great first project.  Design is not too, too complex.  No framing considerations. 

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